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Media India Lecture Series: Classical Heritage: Music & Dance

Consulate General of India
New York

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Media India Lecture Series: Classical Heritage: Music & Dance

The Media India Lecture Series is organized on October 16, 2015 by Consulate General of India, New York was been a dedicated to Indian Classical Heritage: Music & Dance. Consul General of India in New York, Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, welcomed and congratulated both the performers "Pandit Dinesh Prabhakar" and "Sharanya Chandaran" along with the Special Guest " Daryl Rand" who is leading a delegation of distinguished women to India. In his welcome remarks Consul General explained the activities of the Consulate such as Consulate at doorstep every month, aimed at improving relations between India & US.

Two artists one Musician and one Classical Dancer made the evening memorable.

Violinist, Pt. Dinesh Kumar Prabhakar was born in 1950 into a family of great musicians. At the age of 8, he began his early training in music with his father, Late Pandit Husan Lal, a renowned Violinist, Vocalist and Music Director. Over the years, his presentation expanded in repertoire to include music composition and has been accredited with a number of musical performances not only in India but on an international level.

He performed an evening Raga "Yaman". The Vilambit was set to Ektaal (12 beats) and Drut in Teentaal. (16 beats). Accompanying him on table was Sh. Avirodh Sharma and on Violin was Sh. Daljeet Singh Sokhey.

Second artist, Bharatnatyam Dancer, Sharanya Chandaran has been learning Bharatanatyam from the age of four. She began learning both from her mother and Guru K Dakshinamurthi and presented her formal solo debut performance, the Arangetram, in November 2001.

Sharanya is the Vice President of the Natya Vriksha, an organization is initiate to promote Indian Culture and Dance, where she is a senior dancer and choreographer. She also assists with cultural management and curating festivals & events at Natya Vriksha. Sharanya performed three pieces based on Indian Mythology. She received standing ovation from the audience.
The event ended with a networking dinner.